what are normal thyroid ts3 and ts4 levels

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Dr. Philip A. Kern answered:

Could an elevation in one's tsh level be indicative of hyper/hypo thyroidism?

Hypothyroidism

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When the thyroid makes too little hormone (T4 and T3), the pituitary makes more TSH to try to compensate. So an elevated TSH is indicative of a thyroid that has failed or is failing, and you may need to take levothyroxine. See your doctor.
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Dr. Alan Feldman answered:

We have case , femal patien , age 60 years, the TSH less than 0.05 while T4 in normal range , and she has not any symptom of thyroidism , is it ok ?

Subclinical hyperthy

A low TSH with a normal T4 and no symptoms is usually subclinical hyperthyroidism. She may have a multinodular goiter that is autonomously functioning, or very early Graves disease. A T3 level and free T4 level should be checked. There is a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation despite the normal T4 level, but many endocrinologists would just follow her levels for progression.
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Dr. Su Fairchild answered:

What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if Armour is suitable for subclinical hypo- thyroidism? If test results are all in "normal" range.

Tough

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Very tough to get a classical endocrinologist to give you Armour. If you want Armour, you will have better luck asking an Integrative Medicine physician such as myself. We believe in Armour for the correct indications. Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html
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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

TFT's

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Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (T3 and T4).
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Dr. Fred P. Gallo answered:

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways

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Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

Fatige/dry skin/cons

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The following symptoms Fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness Hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains Syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone
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Dr. Frank Mayo answered:

Can hyper-thyroidism cause atrial fib?

Yes

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atrial fibrillation is associated with hyperthyroidism. you have other comorbidities that may also contribute ie smoking,high cholesterol. you will need therapy for the thyroid either meds or surgery or radioactive iodine treatment. you will also need therapy for atrial fibrillation usually beta blockers
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Dr. Lydia Collins answered:

Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Yes

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Thyroid disease is one of the first things we check for when a woman has any abnormal bleeding pattern.
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Dr. Gena Kluwe answered:

Will untreated thyroidism leads to death?

It can.

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Severe hypothyroidism can lead to death.
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Dr. Nelly Cohen answered:

How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

Synthroid

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The only way to handle hypothyroidism is to take synthroid for life, which is a synthetic version the hormone that you are deficient in.
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